1973 November

7th  The Cubs trade 2B Glenn Beckert and a minor league player to the Padres for OF Jerry Morales.

9th  The Reds trade Bobby Tolan and Dave Tomlin to the Padres for P Clay Kirby. All 3 will have decent years with their new teams.

14th  Reggie Jackson wins the AL MVP Award unanimously. The Oakland star led the league in runs (99), HRs (32), RBI (117), and slugging (.531). Jim Palmer is named the AL Cy Young winner, beating out Ryan and Hunter.  Wilbur Wood garners just 3 votes despite winning 24 games for the 2nd year in a row, and starting 48 games, the 4th highest total this century. He started 49 last year.

21st  Pete Rose wins the NL MVP in a controversial vote, edging out Willie Stargell. Rose led the league with 230 hits and won his 3rd batting crown with a .338 mark. Stargell led with 44 HRs, 119 RBI, and a .646 slugging average while batting .299.

24th  Bob Gibson wins the last of 9 Gold Gloves on the mound, and Joe Morgan wins the first of 5 at 2B.

27th  Gary Matthews outpolls 8 other vote-getters, receiving 11 of 24 nominations for the NL Rookie of the Year Award. The Giants OF batted .300 in 145 games.

28th  Oriole Al Bumbry beats out 5 other vote-getters to win AL Rookie of the Year honors. The OF played just 110 games, but tied for the league lead in triples (11) and batted .337.